Taiwan Media Monopoly Debate Rages

Two recent articles from the English-language press illuminate the continuing, highly political, debate in Taiwan over “media monopoly” issues. They will be of interest to members following issues there.

1. An Op-Ed column in the Taipei Times provides good background on the origin and development of the complicated issues at stake: More

2. Meanwhile, the Want Want China Times (part of the conglomerate at the center of the “monopoly” storm) published that group’s point of view, which is anything but neutral: More

(Declaration of Interest: None of the companies in the Want Want China Times Group are CASBAA members, though they have been invited. Other players in the Taiwan pay-TV industry are members.)